The "Win-Win" Performance-based Hiring Articles, Insights and Podcasts

The Refereed Panel Interview

The Refereed Panel Interview

John, the CHRO sat across from Lisa, the CEO, in the executive conference room. They had worked together for years, but today was different. John was about to propose a significant shift in the company’s hiring process, and he knew he needed to make a compelling case.

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Think Like a CFO: Transforming HR Decisions into Strategic Financial Wins

Think Like a CFO: Transforming HR Decisions into Strategic Financial Wins

In an earlier life, I was a financial analyst at the HQ of a Fortune 50 company evaluating business plans, R&D projects, new ventures, acquisitions and capital investments of all types. Later on as a recruiter I placed hundreds of people in leadership roles, including sales, operations and logistics where an understanding of financial decision-making was an essential skill. This newsletter will help HR professionals embrace this type of financial thinking as part of an on-going series of webcasts, “Moneyball for HR!” and our series of complementary LinkedIn Learning programs.

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The Future of Hiring and Job Hunting with ChatGPT

The Future of Hiring and Job Hunting with ChatGPT

In the rapidly evolving job market, the principles laid out a decade ago in The Essential Guide for Hiring & Guideremain fundamental – making the right hiring decisions requires long-term analysis, not short-term transactional thinking. As I told one job candidate long ago, “Don’t make long-term strategic decisions using short-term tactical information.” The advice changed his life. It will change yours, too. This image pretty much describes how hiring decisions need to be made.

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Hiring for Skills: A Real Solution or Just a Fad

Hiring for Skills: A Real Solution or Just a Fad

Hiring for skills is a popular trend among employers who want to broaden the talent pool to include more diverse and fully qualified candidates. Instead of relying on credentials, such as degrees, certificates, or years of experience, skills-based hiring focuses on the abilities and competencies that are relevant for the job. This approach can have many benefits, such as expanding the talent pool, reducing bias, and improving retention. However, it also comes with some challenges that need to be addressed in order to make it effective and fair.

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The D in DEI Does Not Stand for Discrimination

The D in DEI Does Not Stand for Discrimination

On my first search assignment for a plant manager for an automotive products company the President of the group handed me an almost traditional job description. The almost part was that it was hand-written. The traditional part was that it was filled with the standard jargon listing skills, experience, academic requirements and the omnipresent “must have” competency, “be results driven.”

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Time is your most valuable asset, don’t waste it.

Time is your most valuable asset, don’t waste it.

Lydia greeted Alex with a concerned look, the hum of the coffee shop blending with the gravity of their conversation. Lydia, once his boss and now a mentor figure, was someone who could help him figure out how to make important career decisions.

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A Non-(so)-Fictional Win-Win Hiring AI-Story

A Non-(so)-Fictional Win-Win Hiring AI-Story

I asked ChatGPT to write a story about the legal and diversity hiring implications of using Performance-based Hiring based on this whitepaper from Littler. I was shocked by the story it wrote with such a simple prompt.

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